Can’t get to Paris, Try Palo Alto, CA

P1000132Though I love to travel and visit places with great collections of art, most days I have neither the time or money.  And, our priority is to spend time with our parents and family while they are around.  Thus, while  Rome and Naples are on our travel agenda shortly, other locations are not.  We would love to visit Paris.  It will wait.  While those major art destinations may be for the future, there are lots of place close to our current itineraries that have valuable collections.  With a new camera wanting to be broken in, while visiting my family in California recently, I missed Paris, but did visit the Rodin Sculpure Garden at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA.  It was a 12 minute drive on a Sunday morning.  The campus has many beautify Spanish style buildings, a chapel with gorgeous frescos and mosaics, and an art museum.  I will have to visit those on an future family visit.

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Up here in the mountains, we have a saying, "You can't get there from here", which really means "We wouldn't go the trouble to do that". Another concept is that "If you don't know, we ain't telling." For the rest, you'll have to read between the lines.
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7 Responses to Can’t get to Paris, Try Palo Alto, CA

  1. Barneysday says:

    Stanford campus is amazing, for architecture, artwork, and greenery. I’m glad you had the chance to visit it and enjoy. Next time, come see the Sierra mountains.

  2. You sure made the most of your time! Nice photos – I must ask you about cameras one day, as I keep thinking I should do more than point,click and hope.

  3. jane arney says:

    I remember happening upon that Rodin collection years ago by chance at Stanford! Nice pictures. I almost included the Gates of Hell in my recent post on the parable of the sheep and the goats.

    • hermitsdoor says:

      I have stopped by the sculpture garden a few times, but never with a camera and time. The Gates of Hell must been seen from many angles to appreciate the variety of levels of relief that Rodin utilized. Thanks for dropping by.

  4. Such fabulous sculptures. Thanks for sharing.

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